Last month it was my lovely boyfriends birthday and what better way of showing my love than making him a Jack Daniels cake. Jack Daniels is his tipple and he is defiantly of a chocoholic so I thought why not make him a monster of a chocolate cake shaped as a Jack Daniels bottle with some added extras.
You can use any recipe you like, Matt has a real sweet tooth so obviously a chocolate cake was the best choice. I didn't bother buying a bottle shaped cake tin I just backed two square cakes and using a template I drew up just cut around it. Works much better as you get to eat all the left overs hehe.
As I said he is a massive chocoholic and minstrels are one of his favorites, so me being a lovely thoughtful girlfriend decided to crush up a packet and mix them into the chocolate butter icing (massive YUM). Move over jam and plain butter icing!! Chocolate minstrel mayhem has taken over!! So we now have a layered chocolate cake with a super rich chocolaty centre (about 5cm thick ) with minstrel in! Ohh yeahh :)) I ordered a edible JD label from eBay as well as some food colouring to dye the butter icing that Jack Daniels colour for the outside and brought a large board for the cake to sit on. Easy peesy and he LOVED it.
You can create any bottle, experiment with different choccys in your butter icing and try different flavours cakes. It's a lovely personalized cake and can be made for any occasion.
Obviously that wasn't his only present he defiantly got very spoilt, but he deserves it :))
So why not give it ago for someone you love, it's really easy, looks good and will make someone's day.
See you soon guys,
Megan x x x